Imagine taking a particle accelerator as large and powerful as Fermilab’s Tevatron and making it small enough to fit on your kitchen table. A new accelerator based on plasmas may someday make it possible.
The Fermilab Lecture Series presents a public lecture entitled “The Future of Particle Physics and Fermilab” this Friday (March 27) at 8 p.m. at Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium in Batavia, Illinois.
On Wednesday, May 31, at 8 p.m., Norman Augustine, former CEO of Lockheed Martin and chair of the National Academies committee that wrote the report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” will give a public lecture at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Mr. Augustine will be available for questions by media representatives after his presentation.
Dr. John A. Turner, a principal scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will explore issues involved in “The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy” on Wednesday, July 6 at 4 p.m. at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab.
Dr. Kaufmann will present “Oil and the American Way of Life: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” on Wednesday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall’s One West conference room at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab.
As rising gasoline prices emphasize the U.S. dependence on oil, the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will explore the present and future state of the world’s energy situation, with three free public talks over the next few months.
In celebration of the World Year of Physics, Fermilab presents a special evening to honor Albert Einstein’s scientific achievements and his love of violin music. On Saturday, April 30, at 8 p.m., British violinist Jack Liebeck will appear in concert with pianist Inon Barnatan, featuring sonatas by Mozart, Brahms and Prokofiev, as well as Bloch’s Nigun.
Astronauts and comic book superheroes command (or contradict) the laws of physics with equally spectacular results, and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab Colloquium Series will explore the roles of both in the next two talks: “Beyond ‘Tang:’ The Hidden Benefits of the Space Program,” on Wednesday, January 5; and “The Uncanny Physics of Superhero Comic Books,” on Wednesday, January 12.
On Thursday, August 14, at 7:30 p.m., the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, will sponsor a free public lecture, “Extreme Computing: The Data Grid and the Future of Distributed Computing,” by six internationally known pioneers of emerging Grid technology.
Sunday visitors to the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will soon be able to take their science questions straight to the experts.